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Kumar Venayagamoorthy elected Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association


Kumar Venayagamoorthy of Clemson University is among the newest Fellows of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA).

Venayagamoorthy serves as Clemson’s Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

AAIA’s Fellows hail from some of the world’s leading universities, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the California Institute of Technology.

Kumar Venayagamoorthy poses in his lab in Clemson University’s Riggs Hall.

The Hong Kong-incorporated association brings together top scientists from different disciplines to drive innovation, development and application of artificial intelligence.

Venayagamoorthy’s research contributions have primarily focused on the development and implementation of advanced computational methods and artificial intelligence-based algorithms for smart grid applications.

He has recently studied the development of synchrophasor applications and situational awareness and intelligence systems for electric power control center operations and management.

His other research activities include applications of computational methods in sensor networks, cybersecurity and signal processing.

Venayagamoorthy is Fellow of three organizations in addition to AAIA: the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).

Hai Xiao, chair of the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, said Venayagamoorthy’s latest honor helps cement his position as a leading AI researcher.

“Dr. Venayagamoorthy’s election to Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association is a testament to the high level of scholarship he brings to Clemson in a crucial area of study,” Xiao said. “I congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

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